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On the adventurous field of literary theory, Jonathan Cullers book is that kind of sidekick.
Used in conjunction with "Post-Structuralism: A Very Short Introduction" and the theories and practices start to become clearer.
This is a real good book to read with someone and discuss at length as the topics are great and can really get you thinking.
saved me from a bad grade! Must read for anyone who loves literature!
Clear, and concise explanations.
Great book if interested in the essential questions, state and current update on literary theory. Expands to other other areas of thought that interrelate with literature.Published 1 month ago by John Benda
I've been learning Theory for a long time without realizing it; its unity always veiled by disciplines and departments. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David B. Witwer
Jonathan Culler’s Literary Theory is just as the subtitle describes, a very short introduction. Although a lot of ideas are covered, few of which have little to do with literary... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Todd O'Rourke
I am astonished at the many very positive this book has received, so I certainly don't want or expect my little contribution to stop anyone from buying it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian Zack
Great little intro. Lots of examples, covers tons of ground in a short span. I'm looking into getting a few more of this series, hopefully they're all as good. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Magneta
It was recommended that I read this book in preparation for my masters of english lit program. The book is surprisingly engaging for such an academic topic. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Charles C. Greene
It does a good job at giving a very brief summary of what Literary theory is; explaining it as a theorist would.Published 12 months ago by Mackenzie S.
This book packs a lot of useful information in a few pages. The information is focused, clear, and well explained. Very good reference.Published 13 months ago by LaShawn Cole